July
30th

Myrtle Beach Vacation 2017

By RJ Sottile

Last month, we actually managed to get a away for a week of much-needed relaxation!  We headed to one of our favorite spots, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  For the first time, we made the trip with some of our good friends, and we all had a lot of fun!
The first stop we made was to Wheels of Yesteryear.  We always have fun touring this museum, especially because the cars on display are rotated every year.  Some of our favorites this time were the 1969 Mach 1 Mustang, the 1973 Gremlin (we have a soft spot for those, believe it or not!), and of course, the 1963 split window Corvette.  We’re already excited for our next visit- the owner is working on adding on to the building to greatly expand the amount of space to display their collection of muscle cars and other classic cars and trucks.  If you’re ever close to Myrtle Beach, make sure you stop in and check it out!
Throughout the week, we enjoyed spending time on the beach, visiting our favorite restaurants, riding the Sky Wheel, and walking on Ocean Boulevard.  We even spotted an alligator one day when we were shopping!
 On our way home, we got back to work.  Before leaving South Carolina, we stopped to pick up a blue 1973 Mako Shark 4 speed vette. We love Makos and this one is going to be a really fun project for someone (Or maybe for us!  Who knows!).  We drove almost the whole way home and dropped off the Mako at a friend’s house.

Then we detoured to York, Pennsylvania, where we spent the night before buying two more vettes- a yellow 1974 corvette and an orange 1976 corvette.  With three new corvettes to add to our C3 corvette inventory, we made the rest of the trip home.  We’ll take any excuse to extend our “vacation” by a day!

July
30th

Nostalgia Funny Cars!

By RJ Sottile

Sometimes spur-of the moment plans can be the most fun!  A couple weeks ago we had a fantastic evening that we weren’t expecting.  We were headed to buy a car near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, so we decided to check online for news of any nearby cruise-ins that day.  What we found instead was that the 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals was being held at the Keystone Raceway, which is right on our way home!  This was the first time this event would take place in our state, having moved from an Ohio track.  Of course, we had to check it out!
 
We bought the car (a yellow 1975), grabbed dinner, and made for the track.  We arrived in time to walk through the pits and view the Funny Cars up close.  This was the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit, so the cars look like cars from the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Some of them even look like Corvettes.  This alone was was worth the trip!
 
Before and in between rounds of Funny Car racing, we got to watch the bracket races that take place at this track every week.  Again, many of these cars were classics, so we loved it!
 


Witnessing the power, noise, and speed created by the Funny Cars was awesome!  (We put together a video on our Facebook- check it out!)
 
Because this was the 50th anniversary of the Keystone Raceway, and the 10th Anniversary of the Funny Car Nationals, there was also a fantastic fireworks show!  It was a great night of unplanned fun!


 

Hi All,

As we approach one of my favorite times of the year, it’s nice to look back at the year and give thanks for all the new friends we have made this year in this great hobby, and for all the old friends that have helped us get where we are today. I hope everyone has a safe Christmas and New Year’s as you travel to see friends and family.  I look forward to what next year has in store for all of us.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Hobby Car Corvettes!

Until next time,
RJ Sottile & rest of the Hobby Car Corvettes Family